Blood Shot (V. I. Warshawski Series #5)

Blood Shot (V. I. Warshawski Series #5)

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by Sara Paretsky
     
 

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V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to  her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise  is something she always keeps. Caroline, a  childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem —  after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the  father she never knew. But when V.I. starts  probing

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V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to  her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise  is something she always keeps. Caroline, a  childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem —  after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the  father she never knew. But when V.I. starts  probing into the past, she not only finds out where all  the bodies are buried — she stumbles onto a very  new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of  big business and chemical corruption that may  become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too  much.

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"The best boldest work to  date...A criminal investigation that is a genuine heroic  quest." —The New York Times Book  Review.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The fifth and finest in Paretsky's praised series returns heroine Victoria (V. I.) Warshawski, lawyer/private detective, to describe mysterious circumstances arising from a seemingly insignificant case. A visit to a childhood friend in South Chicago, Caroline Djiak, ends with Warshawski agreeing to look for the father Caroline never knew and whom neither her mother Louisa, although she's dying, or maternal grandparents will name. Almost at once, however, Caroline begs the detective to stop the search. She is badly frightened when a co-worker in a neighboring recycling plant is murdered, but Warshawski won't quit the investigation now that she suspects criminals have a bigger motive for killing than keeping the father's identify secret. The decision to fight on entangles V. I. with the powerful owner of a chemical company and his minionsa venal doctor who falsifies employee records, South Chicago's corrupt alderman, a gangster profiteer with a stranglehold on the city's trash collectionsand thugs hired to kill ``the snoop.'' It's a gripping, entertaining story, although sobering as a warning against thieving officials who pollute natural resources and rob the public. Mystery Guild dual main selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections. (September)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440204206
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/15/1989
Series:
V. I. Warshawski Series, #5
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
245,476
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)

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"The best boldest work to  date...A criminal investigation that is a genuine heroic  quest." —The New York Times Book  Review.

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